angular script logotype

workday's picture

hello friends. I'd like some comments on an angular script logotype i'm working on as a personal project. I'm pretty inexperienced when it comes to drawing letters. My main concerns at this point are trying to get a nice even x-height across the lowercase letters and achieving bold, foward moving slant to the right and legibilty.

Here is another go at it. Ive removed the flourishes from the W and increased the height of the middle hump. comments?

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timd's picture

Reminiscent of two scripts discussed here.
The main difficulty I have with reading it is the shape of the bowl on the y and the baseline of the W which is making the o seem high and breaks the angle of the lowercase. The two flourishes on the W and y are also fighting the direction of the lowercase, perhaps if you applied the same angle on the flourishes that might resolve it.
Tim

antiphrasis's picture

Russ,

Check out this typeface, it isn't quite a script face, but it is a connected angular sans.

Lingua by Eric Olson of Process Type Foundry.

workday's picture

ive added a second version to my original post. how do i add images to my replies?

ebensorkin's picture

You cannot in the new typophile. You have to add them to the top. I don't like it but it's the way it is for now. I am having trouble understanding how your type will work. Is the idea that you will type it & then Alter the baseline to be on an angle?

workday's picture

thats a shame about the image posting functionality.

Ebe, I am not designing a typeface. What you are seeing is the development of a script logotype. Is it unconventional to design a script on an angle? Should I, instead, design it on a horiztonal baseline and then skew the entire thing?

ebensorkin's picture

Yes it is a shame. It gets in the way of efficient use of the boards!

>No t a typeface

Oh! I thought it was a font that you could use to build a logo with....

Okay that makes sense now.

What is this for anyway? Can we have more context?

dan_reynolds's picture

Russ, since you aren't designing a "typeface," I'm going to move this thread to the "logo" discussion area of the critique forum. Maybe you'll get more feedback there!

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